Unexpected sea pottery find

by David
(Jersey City, NJ USA)

Unexpected sea pottery find

Unexpected sea pottery find

Oct 30, 2016 - Caven Point Beach, Jersey City, NJ, USA.

The area is a bird sanctuary that is closed to the public March 1 through October 1.

We decided to check it out and found an improbable secluded natural beach in the middle of New York harbor, right at the foot of the statue of Liberty.

It was a pleasant, breezy, autumn late afternoon.

What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?

Delight. I've never found anything like it before, especially with an identifiable historic label on it.

What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?

iPhone SE.

What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?

Explore? Nature is everywhere.

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Nov 08, 2016
Inman Line existed 1850 - 1893
by: Kitty

A very cool (and old!) find, congratulations!

Depending on how long the liner company continued to use the china/pottery from the Inman ocean liners, this shard could be as old as 1850, up to 1893 or so.

A quick Google of "Inman Line" provides some interesting history:

""...The Inman Line of ocean liners existed from 1850 to 1893, when it was absorbed by the American Line."

From Wikipedia:
>>The Inman Line was one of the three largest 19th-century British passenger shipping companies on the North Atlantic, along with the White Star Line and Cunard Line. Founded in 1850, it was absorbed in 1893 into American Line.


Nov 08, 2016
It's A Beauty
by: Marylyn

Great find.

I'd love to pick something like that up on my wanderings.

Where's the rest of it? Hahaha!


Marylyn (Melbourne, Australia)

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